Mount Hood (AE-11) Class: Photographs

These photographs were selected to show the original configuration of this class and major subsequent modifications. For most classes many other photographs exist.
For more complete online collections of U. S. Navy ship photographs see in particular the NHHC Online Library of Selected Images and the NavSource Photo Archive.

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USS Mount Hood (AE-11)

Off the Norfolk Navy Yard on 16 July 1944 a few days after completion of conversion. This ship blew up on 10 November 1944 while handling ammunition at a forward base in the Pacific.

Photo No. 19-N-70330
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

USS Diamond Head (AE-19)

Departing the conversion yard at Baltimore, Md., on 10 August 1945, a day after completion of conversion. A Baltimore harbor tug is assisting.

Photo No. 19-N-87311
Source: U. S. National Archives (RG-19-LCM)

USS Great Sitkin (AE-17)

Photographed by the Charleston, S. C. Navy Yard on 15 August 1945, a few days after commissioning and a few days before completion of conversion.

Photo No. 19-N-87473
Source: U. S. National Archives (RG-19-LCM)

USS Firedrake (AE-14)

Off the San Francisco Naval Shipyard on 21 November 1952 after a routine overhaul.

Photo No. Unknown
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

USS Vesuvius (AE-15)

Underway on 8 July 1963 off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii.

Photo No. KN-7517
Source: Shipscribe

USS Firedrake (AE-14)

Underway on 29 January 1964.

Photo No. USN 100777
Source: Shipscribe